Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 11 October 2018

▸ Author(s): Martha Muhwezi

Under this year’s theme, “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce”, International Day of the Girl will mark the beginning of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.

▸ Published on 05 October 2018

▸ Author(s): Alphonse Sebaganwa, Stefano De Cupis

Inter-Country Quality Nodes (ICQN), developed by ADEA, bring together members around commonly shared education and training challenges. How can the ICQN on teaching and learning be beneficial to the African education arena?

▸ Published on 21 September 2018

▸ Author(s): Dorah Kitala, Stefano De Cupis

Peace is the concept of harmony, lack of conflict and freedom from fear of violence. This concept can be found in several key documents adopted by the international community such as the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Agenda 2063 for the African continent.

▸ Published on 08 September 2018

▸ Author(s): Rémy Habou

September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on October 26, 1966, to enable governments, civil society, and stakeholders to highlight improvements in global literacy rates and to discuss persistent obstacles to literacy in the world.

▸ Published on 26 July 2018

▸ Author(s): Jonathan Chuks Mba, Kwesi Acquah Sam

After experiencing decades of challenges, higher education (HE) in Africa is presently perceived by key stakeholders as an indispensable component of development. Higher education is the gateway to sustainable development for the African continent at all levels.

▸ Published on 15 July 2018

▸ Author(s): Amara Kamaté

World Youth Skills Day represents an opportunity to renew the commitment to increase investment in youth empowerment. Offering vocational training to youth—particularly to girls and young women—provides them with the means to acquire work experience and find decent jobs to help improve their prospects.

▸ Published on 16 June 2018

▸ Author(s): Youssouf Ario Maiga, Eléonore Justine Zongo/Ouedraogo

In commemoration of the students massacred by the apartheid regime on June 16, 1976 in Soweto, South Africa, for demonstrating against their inferior education and demanding respect for their right to instruction in their own language, the African Union (AU) has observed the Day of the African Child (DAC) every year since 1991.

▸ Published on 09 May 2018

▸ Author(s): Satu Järvinen

Will emerging cutting-edge technologies increase the divide or provide an unprecedented opportunity in Africa? During the African Forum on Youth Skills and Enterprises in the Digital Age in Tunis last month, young entrepreneurs made it clear that they are comfortable and excited about the opportunities of this new era.

▸ Published on 23 April 2018

▸ Author(s): Aliou Sow, Lily Nyariki

April 23 was first proclaimed as World Book and Copyright Day by UNESCO in 1995 to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading. This day was chosen because on this date in 1616 Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died.

▸ Published on 08 March 2018

▸ Author(s): Hendrina Chalwe Doroba

On March 8, people around the world observe International Women's Day, an opportunity to inspire change for girls and women and transform the momentum into action. Without investing in women and girls it will not be possible to achieve the Global Goals.

▸ Published on 23 February 2018

▸ Author(s): Linda Hiebert

On February 21st, celebrations of International Mother Language Day remind us that the human family speaks approximately 7,000 languages. What magnificent diversity - more than 7,000 words for “love,” “child,” “rain.” More than 7,000 ways for children to express their aspirations and experiences.

▸ Published on 22 February 2018

▸ Author(s): Rémy Habou

International Mother Language Day – proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999 – has been celebrated every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, as well as multilingualism.